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Archive for February, 2013

When does rooting for prospects cross the line?

A prospect-related question for fans of Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Washington, Texas, etc…

Carpenter, Lohse and Dave Duncan’s impact

Comparing ERAs of St. Louis Cardinals pitchers with and without Dave Duncan as pitching coach.

Cardinals spring training special debuts on FOX Sports Midwest

The Cardinals Spring Training Report premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Midwest.

Adams’ MLB chances take a knee (or two)

First baseman Matt Adams’ chance of making the St. Louis Cardinals out of spring camp took a couple of blows over the weekend.

Check out the berm at Roger Dean Stadium

Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium features a unique area where tickets are available the day of the game.

50 years ago, the Grapefruit League was far less complicated

Almost all of Major League Baseball’s growth over the last 50 years fed the Cactus League, creating travel distance issues in Florida.

Local paper against Peoria Chiefs bailout

The Peoria Journal Star has come out against additional public funding to help rescue the ailing Peoria Chiefs ball club.

Changes in Cardinals minor league radio broadcast booths

Double-A Springfield needs a new radio voice as one is added in Triple-A Memphis.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 spring training

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters by level and position for 2013 spring training.

Musial honored back home in Pennsylvania

A mass in honor of Stan Musial was held on Saturday in his birthplace of Donora, Pa.

Peoria Chiefs facing financial troubles

The St. Louis Cardinals’ new-old Class-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, is struggling with stadium-related debt.

Cardinals, Blues team up for Musial tribute jersey auction

Commemorative “Musial 6” jerseys worn and autographed by St. Louis Blues hockey players are being auctioned for charity.

Now batting, number 19, Stanley Musial

A long search leads to proof when and where the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time once wore number 19, rather than his well-known number 6.

Cardinals, for all you do, this Bud is not for you

While pitcher Bud Norris has enjoyed success against the St. Louis Cardinals, his record against their key rivals and away from Houston causes considerable concern.

The $75 million 2014 St. Louis Cardinals

A theoretical exercise to determine how difficult would it be for the St. Louis Cardinals to reduce payroll to $75 million in 2014.

Chris Carpenter overreaction reaction

Considering the current state of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation and beyond.

Walton on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius/XM

Brian Walton joined Jeff Erickson and Peter Schoenke on RotoWire’s Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius 211 / XM 147 at noon Central on Thursday.

FOX Sports Midwest doubles Cardinals spring telecasts to 10

The television home of the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest, has increased its number of televised spring training games to 10 in 2013.

Can Freese learn from the Cardinals’ 2009 arbitration cases?

The St. Louis Cardinals came down to the last days on a pair of arbitration hearings in 2009. Could it happen again with David Freese in 2013?

Cardinals spring training broadcast schedule

Spring training television and radio plans from the St. Louis Cardinals and opponents.

Stan Musial from 2007 on how he’d like to be remembered

In one of his last interviews, Stan “The Man” Musial shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects.

Fan guide for Cardinals spring training workouts

All fans need to know to attend St. Louis Cardinals spring training workouts from February 12-22 at Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium complex.

Base-tossing Wellman in VW Super Bowl commercial

Springfield hitting coach Phil Wellman reprises his famous base-throwing tantrum in a Super Bowl commercial.